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NJPW Destruction In Kobe 2018 Results

NJPW Destruction In Kobe 2018 Results

NJPW Destruction In Kobe 2018
September 23, 2018
Kobe World Hall
Kobe, Japan

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Transcription by Josh Lopez

First Match: Yuya Uemura vs. Yota Tsuji 

Chain grappling exchange after the bell rings. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Tsuji applies a side headlock. Uemura transitions into a hammer lock. Uemura rolls Tsuji over for a one count. Uemura applies a wrist lock. Tsuji responds with another side headlock. Tsuji drops Uemura with a shoulder tackle. Uemura lands a deep arm-drag. Uemura applies an arm-bar. Uemura targets the left wrist of Tsuji. Forearm Exchange in the center of the ring. Tsuji tells Uemura to bring it. Uemura obliges with an open hand chop. Tsuji kicks Uemura in the gut. Tsuji with a single leg takedown. Tsuji with a standing ankle hold. Tsuji repeatedly slams Uemura left leg on the canvas. Tsuji applies a Single Leg Boston Crab.

Uemura grabs the bottom rope to create separation. Tsuji is throwing forearms at Uemura. Uemura blasts Tsuji with a knife edge chop. Uemura with a chop/forearm combination. Uemura follows that with a Corner Hip Attack. Uemura with an elbow knockdown for a two count. Uemura bodyslams Tsuji. Tsuji fights out of the Boston Crab. Uemura and Tsuji are trading back and forth shots. Tsuji with a Back Body Drop for a two count. Tsuji is lighting up Uemura’s chest.

Tsuji with an irish whip. Tsuji delivers a Flying Forearm Smash. Tsuji with a Hip Toss for a two count. Uemura is displaying his fighting spirt. Following a knife edge chop exchange, Uemura uppercuts Tsuji. Uemura repeatedly stomps on Tsuji’s back. Tsuji fires back with open hand chops. Tsuji plays to the crowd. Uemura dropkicks Tsuji for a two count. Uemura with a jack knife cover for a two count. Tsuji dropkicks Uemura for a two count. Tsuji is putting the boots to Uemura. Tsuji finally locks in The Boston Crab, but time expires.

Match Result: Time Limit Draw 

Second Match: Ren Narita & Shota Umino vs. Roppongi 3K w/Rocky Romero

Narita and Sho will start things off. Narita applies a waist lock. Sho transitions into a wrist lock. Narita applies a side headlock. Narita goes multiple shoulder blocks, but Sho stands still. Narita ducks a clothesline from Sho. Narita finally drops Sho with a shoulder tackle. Umino knocks Yoh off the ring apron. Narita stomps on Sho’s chest. Young Lions with Stereo Elbow Knockdowns. Narita with an Elbow Drop. Umino follows that with a Basement Dropkick. Narita with the lateral press for a two count. Yoh drop toe holds Narita into a Sliding Dropkick from Sho. Yoh sends Umino crashing to the outside. Sho delivers two soccer kicks. Sho with a Back Elbow Strike to Narita. Sho kicks Narita in the back. Sho tags in Yoh.

Yoh stomps on Narita’s back. Yoh with a series of leg twists. Yoh drags Narita to the corner. R3K are double teaming Narita. Sho with an Modified STO. Narita responds with open hand chops. Sho goes for a Gut Wrench Suplex, but Narita blocks it. Sho with a clubbing blow to Narita’s back. Narita creates distance a Gut Wrench Suplex. Narita tags in Umino. Umino with multiple elbow strikes. Umino reverses out of the irish whip from Sho. Umino with a Running Forearm Smash. Umino kicks Yoh in the jaw. Umino with a Double Missile Dropkick for a two count. Umino and Sho are trading back and forth shots. Sho with a Running Knee Lift. Sho tags in Yoh. Yoh with two forearm shivers. Yoh uppercuts Umino. Umino dropkicks Yoh. Umino tags in Narita.

Narita with a shoulder tackle. Narita follows that with an elbow knockdown. Narita with an Over Head Belly to Belly Suplex for a two count. Young Lions applies Stereo Boston Crabs. Yoh desperately crawls to the bottom rope. Umino and Sho are brawling on the floor. Yoh decks Narita with a gut punch. Yoh with a Neck/Back Breaker Combination. Yoh applies a Full Boston Crab. Umino breaks the submission attempt. Umino is throwing forearms at R3K. R3K responds with Stereo Jumping Knee Strikes. Yoh goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Narita counters with a small package for a two count. Narita rolls Yoh over for a two count. Narita with a backslide cover for a two count. Yoh SuperKicks Narita. Yoh plants Narita with The Falcon Arrow to pickup the victory.

Winner: Roppongi 3K via Pinfall

Third Match: El Desperado & Yoshinobu Kanemaru vs. Jushin Thunder Liger & Tiger Mask 

Suzuki Gun attacks Liger and Tiger Mask before the bell rings. Desperado hits Liger in the back with a steel chair. Suzuki Gun runs Liger and Tiger Mask into the ringside barricade. Desperado wraps a cable chord around Liger’s neck. Kanemaru is trying to rip Tiger’s Mask. Suzuki Gun are putting the boots to Kanemaru. Kanemaru paint brushes Tiger Mask. Tiger Mask drops Desperado with a Spinning Back Kick. Tiger Mask follows that with another Spin Kick. Desperado reverses out of the irish whip from Tiger Mask. Tiger Mask kicks Desperado in the gut. Tiger Mask with a Mid Kick to Kanemaru. Tiger Mask places Kanemaru on the top turnbuckle. Desperado attacks Tiger Mask from behind. Desperado bodyslams Tiger Mask. Desperado knocks Liger off the ring apron.

Suzuki Gun continues to cut the ring in half. Kanemaru bodyslams Tiger Mask. Kanemaru with a Big Boot to Liger. Kanemaru stomps on Tiger Mask’s back. Kanemaru tags in Desperado. Desperado abuses the referee’s five count. Tiger Mask levels Desperado with open hand chops. Kanemaru attacks Tiger Mask from behind. Tiger Mask creates distance with a Rolling Kick. Tiger Mask with a Tilt-A-Whirl BackBreaker. Tiger Mask finally tags in Liger. Liger with a Pair of Shotei’s. Liger with a Corner Clothesline. Liger connects with a Top Rope Hurricanrana. Liger has Desperado in a precarious position. Kanemaru continues to run interference. Liger launches Kanemaru to the ring apron. Desperado inadvertently sends Kanemaru crashing into the ringside barricade.

Liger with a Tilt-A-Whirl BackBreaker to Desperado. Liger tags in Tiger Mask. Desperado with a SpineBuster. Desperado tags in Kanemaru. Kanemaru with a Running Boot. Tiger Mask ducks a clothesline from Kanemaru. Tiger Mask locks in The Fujiwara Arm-Bar. Desperado breaks the submission attempt. Desperado with a Corner Clothesline. Kanemaru follows that with a Running Elbow Strike. Suzuki Gun hits their Running Knee/Spinning Saito Suplex Combination. Kanemaru lands a MoonSault for a two count. Desperado kicks Liger in the gut. Desperado tosses Liger out of the ring. Kanemaru with a Reverse DDT for a two count. Tiger Mask kicks Kanemaru in mid-air. Tiger Mask with a crucifix cover to pickup the victory.

Winner: Jushin Thunder Liger & Tiger Mask via Pinfall 

Fourth Match: Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Satoshi Kojima, Yuji Nagata and Manabu Nakanishi vs. Togi Makabe, Tomoaki Honma, Ryusuke Taguchi and Ayato Yoshida in a 8-Man Tag Team Match 

Kojima and Honma will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Honma applies a side headlock. Honma goes for multiple shoulder blocks, but Kojima stands still. Kojima is fired up. Kojima kicks Honma in the gut. Kojima applies a side headlock. Kojima drops Honma with a shoulder tackle. Kojima flex’s his pecks. Kojima with Machine Gun Chops. Kojima follows that with a Running Forearm Smash. Kojima plays to the crowd. Kojima is throwing haymakers at Honma. Honma with an elbow knockdown. Honma with three knife edge chops. Honma bodyslams Kojima. Honma goes for The Kokeshi HeadButt, but Kojima ducks out of the way. Taguchi and Nakanishi are tagged in.

Knuckle Lock Exchange. Taguchi stomps on the left boot of Nakanishi. Nakanishi grabs Taguchi by his throat. Taguchi ducks a clothesline from Nakanishi. Yoshida with a Big Boot. Taguchi clears the ring. Taguchi Japan are destroying Nakanishi. Nakanishi negates a Flying Hip Attack. Nakanishi with a pair of shoulder tackles. Nakanishi punches Yoshida in the face. Nakanishi tags in Nagata. Nagata and Nakanishi with a double shoulder tackle. Nagata repeatedly stomps on Taguchi’s back. Nagata with clubbing hamstring shots. Nagata brings Taguchi to the corner. Nagata tags in Tenzan. Tenzan HeadButts Taguchi. Tenzan follows that with Mongolian Chops. Tenzan is mauling Taguchi in the corner.

Taguchi drops Tenzan with a Leaping Hip Attack. Taguchi tags in Makabe. Makabe clears the ring. Kojima kicks Makabe in the gut. Kojima with rapid fire haymakers. Makabe reverses out of the irish whip from Kojima. Makabe with a series of corner clotheslines. Makabe goes for The Corner Mount, but Kojima gets in the way. Makabe with a Double Clothesline. Honma lands a Kokeshi HeadButt. Makabe transitions into a Corner Mount. Tenzan responds with a Corner Clothesline. Tenzan with a BrainBuster for a two count. Tenzan with a HeadButt/Mongolian Chop Combination. Honma kicks Tenzan in the jaw. Honma with a Leaping Shoulder Tackle. Tenzan hits The Mountain Bomb. Tenzan tags in Nagata.

Nagata with clubbing mid kicks. Makabe wants Nagata to bring it. Makabe PowerSlams Nagata. Makabe tags in Yoshida. Yoshida with rapid fire forearms. Yoshida avoids a Big Boot from Nagata. Yoshida with a Leaping Lariat. Yoshida kicks Nagata in the back. Yoshida with a PK for a two count. Nagata dodges a leg lariat from Yoshida. Yoshida goes for a Belly to Back Suplex, but Nagata counters with The Fujiwara Arm-Bar. Taguchi breaks the submission attempt. Nagata and Yoshida are trading back and forth shots. Nagata with a Running Knee Lift. Nagata with a Mid-Kick for a two count. Nagata rocks Yoshida with a Running Knee Strike. Nagata plants Yoshida with The Back Drop Hold to pickup the victory.

Winner: Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Satoshi Kojima, Yuji Nagata and Manabu Nakanishi via Pinfall 

Fifth Match: The Killer Elite Squad vs. The Best Friends 

Lance Archer and Beretta will start things off. Archer with a Big Boot. Archer knocks Taylor off the ring apron. Archer runs Beretta into the ringside barricade. Archer is choking Taylor with his boot. Beretta with a knife edge chop. Archer responds with a forearm smash. Archer goes for an Apron ChokeSlam, but Beretta lands back on his feet. Beretta SuperKicks Archer. Taylor has Smith draped across the barricade. Beretta with a Flying Dropkick off the apron. Beretta kicks Archer in the gut. Best Friends bounces Archer’s head on the ring apron. Best Friends with Stereo Basement Dropkicks. Best Friends goes for a Double Suplex, but Smith gets in the way. Archer clotheslines Beretta. Archer wants the Kobe crowd to be quiet. Archer transitions into a ground and pound attack. Archer argues with the referee. Archer tags in Smith.

Smith kicks Beretta in the back. KES are putting the boots to Beretta. Beretta kicks Smith in the chest. Beretta knocks Archer off the ring apron. Smith with a Bridging Northern Lights Suplex for a two count. Smith punches Beretta in the face. KES are cutting the ring in half. Smith throws Beretta into a PowerSlam from Archer for a two count. Archer locks in The Cravate. Beretta heads to the bottom rope to create separation. Smith goes for The Dungeon Special, but Beretta lands back on his feet. Beretta side steps The Helluva Kick. Beretta decks Archer with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Beretta tags in Taylor. Taylor ducks a clothesline from Smith. Taylor with a Missile Dropkick. Taylor follows that with a Corner Clothesline. Smith is throwing forearms at Taylor. Smith levels Taylor with clubbing mid-kicks. Smith goes for a Back Body Drop, but Taylor lands back on his feet. Taylor drops Smith with a FlatLiner for a two count. Archer made a blind tag.

KES goes for The Hart Attack, but Taylor counters with a DDT. Archer attacks Beretta in mid-air. Taylor shoves Smith into Archer. Taylor lands a SomerSault Plancha. Archer goes for a MoonSault, but Taylor ducks out of the way. Archer with a Flying Double Foot Stomp for a two count. Best Friends are double teaming Archer. Archer blocks the Swinging DDT. Beretta ducks a clothesline from Archer. Beretta thrust kicks the midsection of Archer. Beretta is trying to cut Archer down to size. Beretta blocks The ChokeSlam. Beretta dropkicks the left knee of Archer.

Best Friends with a Double Vertical Suplex. Archer responds with The Pounce. Taylor with a Jumping Knee Strike. Beretta follows that with a SpringBoard Swinging DDT. Beretta with a Chop/Forearm Combination to Smith. KES connects with The Hart Attack for a two count. Smith sends Taylor crashing into the barricade. Smith with a Suplex on the floor. Beretta is displaying his fighting spirit. Beretta rolls Archer for a two count. Smith with a Saito Suplex. Archer ChokeSlams Beretta for a two count. KES hits The Killer Bomb. Beretta from out of nowhere gets Archer trapped in The Clutch Hold to pickup the victory.

Winner: The Best Friends via Pinfall 

Sixth Match: Jay White, Will Ospreay and Yoshi Hashi vs. Juice Robinson, David Finlay and Toa Henare in a 6-Man Tag Team Match 

Hashi and Finlay will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Finlay applies a waist lock. Hashi transitions into a wrist lock. Finlay reverses the hold. Hashi with a side headlock. Finlay leapfrogs over Hashi. Hashi hits The Head Hunter. Hashi with a Running Knife Edge Chop. Hashi has Finlay and Robinson draped across the top rope. Hashi with a Double Dropkick. Hashi with a Spinning Heel Kick to Henare. Hashi is throwing forearms at Finlay. Fin Juice with Stereo Dropkicks. Finlay tags in Robinson.

Fin Juice with a Double Bulldog for a two count. Robinson, Finlay and Henare are targeting the left wrist of Hashi. Robinson drop toe holds Hashi into a Leg Drop from Finlay. Henare plays to the crowd. Henare with a Running Tomahawk Chop for a two count. Henare with a DeadLift Vertical Suplex for a two count. Finlay knocks Ospreay off the ring apron. Hashi drops Finlay with a NeckBreaker. Hashi tags in Ospreay. Ospreay starts picking up the pace of the match.

Ospreay with a 619. Ospreay with a SpringBoard Plancha. Ospreay delivers The Phenomenal Forearm for a two count. Finlay dodges a leg lariat from Ospreay. Finlay with a series of European Uppercuts. Ospreay dropkicks the chest of Finlay. Ospreay with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Finlay responds with an Inside Out Lariat. Robinson and White are tagged in. Robinson ducks a clothesline from White. Robinson knocks Hashi off the ring apron. Juice Jab/Chop Exchange. Robinson with a Corner Clothesline. Robinson follows that with a Diving Clothesline. Hashi with a Forearm Smash to Robinson. Robinson responds with a SpineBuster. Robinson catches Ospreay in mid-air. Robinson with a Full Nelson Bomb.

Robinson with a Running Cannonball Strike. Robinson goes for a Double Knee GutBuster, but White lands back on his feet. White side steps the leg lariat from Robinson. Robinson blocks a Belly to Back Suplex. Robinson made a blind tag to Henare. Fin Juice with a Double FlapJack. Henare with a Flying Shoulder Tackle. Henare Spears White for a two count. Henare connects with a Pop Up Samoan Drop for a two count. Fin Juice chucks Ospreay and Hashi out of the ring. Ospreay and Hashi with Stereo SuperKicks on the floor. Henare HeadButts White. Henare goes for a Uranage Slam, but White blocks it. Hashi attacks Henare from behind. White inadvertently clocks Hashi with a Running Forearm Smash. Henare rolls White over for a two count. White plants Henare with The Blade Runner to pickup the victory.

Winner: Jay White, Will Ospreay and Yoshi Hashi via Pinfall 

Seventh Match: Minoru Suzuki, Zack Sabre Jr and Taka Michinoku vs. Tetsuya Naito, EVIL and Sanada in a 6-Man Tag Team Match 

Suzuki Gun immediately attacks LIJ before the bell rings. Michinoku pokes Sanada in the eyes. Sanada blocks a boot from Michinoku. Sanada with a single leg takedown. Sanada applies The Paradise Lock. Sanada with a Low Dropkick. Sanada tags in EVIL. EVIL is lighting up Michinoku’s chest. EVIL with a clubbing blow to Michinoku’s back. EVIL tags in Naito. Michinoku with clubbing bodyshots to Naito. Naito responds with an Inverted Atomic Drop. Naito with a Corner Dropkick to Michinoku. Naito follows that with a Rebound Dropkick. Michinoku reverses out of the irish whip from Naito. Suzuki with a Roped Assisted Arm-Bar. Suzuki launches Naito over the steel barricade. Suzuki and Naito are brawling in the crowd.

Suzuki sends Naito into a collection of chairs. Naito gets back in the ring at the count of sixteen. Michinoku rakes the eyes of Naito. Michinoku tags in Sabre. Sabre works on the left wrist of Naito. Sabre tags in Suzuki. Suzuki with a Muay Thai Knee Strike. Suzuki with a Helluva Kick. Following a snap mare takeover, Suzuki hits The PK. Suzuki gets Naito trapped in The Heel Hook. Naito and Suzuki are trading back and forth shots. Naito spits at Suzuki. Suzuki with Vicious Forearm Smashes. Naito creates distance with a Flying Forearm Smash. EVIL and Sabre are tagged in.

Sabre uppercuts EVIL. EVIL dodges a boot from Sabre. EVIL drops Sabre with a shoulder tackle. Michinoku made a blind tag. Michinoku thrust kicks the midsection of EVIL. EVIL responds with a Swinging Side Slam. EVIL with a Discus Lariat. EVIL goes for a Fisherman’s Buster, but Sabre blocks it. EVIL with a Senton Splash for a two count. Sabre gets EVIL trapped in The Octopus Stretch. EVIL goes for Darkness Falls, but Sabre counters with a Triangle Choke. EVIL heads to the bottom rope to create separation. Suzuki Gun clears the ring. Suzuki Gun are demolishing EVIL in the corner.

Sabre with a PK to EVIL. Michinoku SuperKicks EVIL. Michinoku with the cover for a two count. Suzuki tosses Naito out of the ring. EVIL negates The Michinoku Driver. LIJ are double teaming Michinoku. Sanada with a Belly to Back Suplex. LIJ goes for The Magic Killer, but Suzuki gets in the way. Suzuki with a Running Knee Lift to Sanada. Naito responds with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Sabre with a Flying PK to Naito. Sabre applies The Guillotine Choke. EVIL creates distance with a Fisherman’s Buster. Michinoku with a Running Knee Strike for a two count. EVIL with an Eastern Lariat. EVIL plants Michinoku with Everything Is EVIL to pickup the victory.

Winner: Tetsuya Naito, EVIL and Sanada via Pinfall 

Eight Match: Kushida vs. Bushi In The Semi-Finals Of The Vacated IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship Tournament

Forearm Exchange after the bell rings. Bushi with a HeadScissors TakeOver. Bushi follows that with a Basement Dropkick. Standoff in the center of the ring. This leads us to another forearm exchange. Bushi with clubbing blows to Kushida’s back. Kushida with a HandSpring Kick to Bushi. Kushida with a Running Boot to Bushi. Kushida rolls Bushi back into the ring. Kushida with a leg assisted hammer lock. Kushida applies a wrist lock. Bushi is throwing forearms at Kushida. Kushida continues to work on the left shoulder of Bushi. The action spills to the ring apron.

Kushida goes for an Arm Ringer, but Bushi counters with a BackStabber. Bushi repeatedly runs Kushida into the ringside barricade. Bushi rolls Kushida back into the ring. Bushi stomps on Kushida’s back. Following a snap mare takeover, Bushi applies a headscissors neck lock. Kushida rolls to the bottom rope to create separation. Bushi has Kushida draped across the top rope. Bushi with a Missile Dropkick for a two count. Bushi locks in The STF. Bushi with a Leaping Meteora. Bushi follows that with another Missile Dropkick. Bushi-O-Rooni. Kushida is trying to build momentum. Bushi wraps his t-shirt around Kushida’s neck. Kushida with a Cartwheel Dropkick.

Kushida with a pair of knockdowns. Kushida turns a sunset flip into a leg lariat for a two count. Kushida with a Back HandSpring Kick to Bushi. Kushida has Bushi perched on the top turnbuckle. Bushi with forearm shivers. Kushida with a SuperPlex. Kushida goes for Back To The Future, but Bushi counters with a Swinging NeckBreaker. Third forearm exchange of the match. Kushida is lighting up Bushi’s chest. Bushi slaps Kushida in the face. Kushida viciously attacks the left shoulder of Bushi. Kushida goes for a Roll Through Lariat, but Bushi counters with a CodeBreaker.

Bushi lands a Suicide Dive. Kushida applies a Kimura Lock on the floor. Kushida and Bushi avoids the referee’s twenty count. Kushida with a Running Boot. Bushi responds with a Rewind Kick. Kushida goes for a HandSpring Back Elbow Strike, but Bushi ducks out of the way. Bushi with The Canadian Destroyer for a two count. Bushi goes for MX, but Kushida counters with another Kimura Lock. Bushi pulls down the referee. Bushi blinds Kushida with black mist. Bushi with a bridging cover for a two count. Kushida plants Bushi with Two Back To The Futures to pickup the victory.

Winner: Kushida via Pinfall 

Ninth Match: Kazuchika Okada vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi. The Winner Will Be In The Main Event Of WrestleKingdom 13  

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Standing Switch Exchange. Okada is ringing up the left arm of Tanahashi. Tanahashi applies a wrist lock. Okada with a single leg takedown. Okada applies a leg lock. Tanahashi transitions into a rear chin lock. Okada responds with a hammer lock. Tanahashi floats over into a side headlock. Okada rolls Tanahashi over for a one count. Okada with a HeadScissors Escape. Back to the collar and elbow tie up. Okada backs Tanahashi into the ropes. Okada with a Forearm Smash. Tanahashi responds with a Palm Strike. This leads us to a forearm exchange in the center of the ring.

Okada drives his knee into the midsection of Tanahashi. Tanahashi with a Hip Toss. Tanahashi is playing air guitar. Okada dives over Tanahashi. Tanahashi targets the left knee of Okada. Tanahashi dropkicks Okada into the steel barricade. Tanahashi with a SlingShot Crossbody Block. Now Tanahashi is favoring his knee. Okada dropkicks the injured knee of Tanahashi. Okada slams Tanahashi’s left leg on the canvas. Okada brings Tanahashi to the corner. Okada wraps Tanahashi leg around the second rope. Tanahashi decks Okada with a Back Elbow Smash. Tanahashi goes for a Twisting Crossbody Block, but Okada ducks out of the way.

Okada is wearing down Tanahashi in the center of the ring. Okada walks into bodyshots from Tanahashi. Okada tells Tanahashi to bring it. Tanahashi obliges with a series of forearm smashes. Tanahashi ChopBlocks Okada. Tanahashi follows that with a Dragon Screw Leg Whip. Tanahashi drops Okada with an axe handle strike. Tanahashi with a Senton Splash. Tanahashi with a Standing SomerSault Senton. Tanahashi delivers more forearm smashes. Tanahashi bodyslams Okada. Tanahashi with a SomerSault Senton off the second rope. Okada ducks a clothesline from Tanahashi. Okada with a Running Elbow Strike. Okada irish whips Tanahashi in the corner. Okada kicks Tanahashi in the gut. Okada with a DDT for a two count.

Okada goes for a Reverse NeckBreaker, but Tanahashi blocks it. Tanahashi dodges The Rain Maker. Tanahashi with a Desperation Low Dropkick. Okada responds with a Reverse NeckBreaker. Okada blasts Tanahashi with a ShotGun Dropkick. Okada with Three Back Elbow Smashes. Okada places Tanahashi on the top turnbuckle. Okada blocks a boot from Tanahashi. Okada lands a Standing Dropkick. Okada repeatedly punches the injured knee of Tanahashi. Tanahashi slowly makes his way back to the canvas. Okada with a Knee Breaker. Okada gets Tanahashi trapped in The Figure Four Leg Lock. Tanahashi rolls to the bottom rope to force the break.

The action spills to the outside. Tanahashi with a TombStone PileDriver on the floor. Tanahashi delivers a Super High Fly Flow. Tanahashi rolls Okada back into the ring. Okada goes for The Rain Maker, but Tanahashi counters with Twist and Shout. Tanahashi hits The SlingBlade for a two count. Tanahashi goes for The High Fly Flow, but Okada gets his knees up in the air. Okada has Tanahashi in a TombStone Position. Tanahashi targets the back of Okada. Tanahashi and Okada are trading back and forth shots. Okada with Three European Uppercuts. Okada paint brushes Tanahashi. Tanahashi is pissed.

Tanahashi delivers with his combination offense. For the third time in this match, Okada dropkicks the injured knee of Tanahashi. Tanahashi with a Sunset Flip for a two count. Tanahashi with an Inverted Dragon Screw Leg Whip. Okada responds with a Dynamic Dropkick. Okada fights out of The Full Nelson Lock. Okada goes for The Attitude Adjustment, but Tanahashi counters with a NeckBreaker. Tanahashi negates The Discus Rain Maker. Tanahashi with an Open Hand Palm Strike. Okada attacks the back of Tanahashi’s injured knee. Okada goes for The Rain Maker, but Tanahashi counters with a SlingBlade. Tanahashi has Okada in the drop zone. Tanahashi hits The High Fly Flow. Tanahashi is unable to took advantage of the pinning opportunity.

Okada dropkicks Tanahashi in mid-air. Okada with a TombStone PileDriver. Okada does his signature Rain Maker Pose. Okada drops Tanahashi with a Discus Rain Maker. Okada goes for The Signature Rain Maker, but Tanahashi counters with a Dragon Suplex for a two count. Okada with a Desperation Dropkick to Tanahashi. Okada goes for an Avalanche TombStone PileDriver, but Tanahashi blocks it. Tanahashi is trying to create separation.

Tanahashi sends Okada crashing to the canvas. Tanahashi plants Okada with Three High Fly Flows to pickup the victory. After the match, Jay White drops Tanahashi with The Blade Runner. White takes out The Young Lions. White transitions into a ground and pound attack on Okada. White shoves Rocky Romero into the steel barricade. Yoshi Hashi is trying to make save. White blasts Hashi with a folding chair. Gedo makes his way to the ring. Gedo snatches the chair away from White. Gedo nails Okada with the chair. Gedo has officially turn his back on Okada. White connects with The Blade Runner.

Winner: Hiroshi Tanahashi via Pinfall 

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